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How Retailers Can Thrive in a Shopping Season Like No Other

Is it the end of Black Friday as we know it? Harvard Business School faculty members share what retailers can expect from a holiday shopping season without precedent. [Author: by Danielle Kost]
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When Did Productivity Become Personal?

My latest article for The New Yorker, published on Tuesday, is titled “The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done.” It’s not, however, really about David Allen’s productivity system, which longtime readers (and listeners)  know I really admire. It’s instead about a deeper question that I hadn’t heard discussed much before: Why do we leave office workers to figure out on their own how to get things done? With the notable exception of agile software development teams, companies in this sector large...
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Private Equity and COVID-19

Private equity investors are seeking new investments despite the pandemic. This study shows that they are prioritizing revenue growth for value creation, giving a larger equity stake to management teams, and targeting somewhat lower returns. [Author: by Paul A. Gompers, Steven N. Kaplan, and Vladimir Mukharlyamov]
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Venture Capitalists and COVID-19

This survey of more than 1,000 venture capitalists finds that the VC industry and its portfolio companies have reduced their activity less than in previous recessions and have been more resilient than many other sectors of the global economy. [Author: by Paul A. Gompers, Will Gornall, Steven N. Kaplan, and Ilya A. Strebulaev]
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Why a Blended Workforce May Be Key to Lasting Competitive Advantage

Companies are increasingly blending full-time staff with skilled on-demand talent. The problem: Few companies have developed cultures that accommodate gig workers, says Joseph B. Fuller. [Author: by Joseph B. Fuller]
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A Free Stanford Course on How to Teach Online: Designed for Middle & High School Teachers (November 21 & 22)

This past spring, teachers and students everywhere got an abrupt introduction to online learning. When classrooms moved online in March, many teachers experimented with online pedagogy for the first time, often without much training or support. To help ease this transition, the Stanford Online High School–an independent high school that operates entirely online–launched a free course designed to help teachers get comfortable teaching in this new medium. 7,000 teachers signed up. To continue pro...
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Discover the Cyanometer, a Device Invented to Measure the Blueness of the Sky (1789)

English astronomer and physicist James Jeans’ 1931 essay “ ” has become a classic of concise expository writing since it was first published in a series of talks. In only four paragraphs and one strikingly detailed, yet simple analogy, Jeans gave millions of students a grasp of celestial blueness in prose that does not substitute nature’s poetry for scientific jargon and diagrams. Over a hundred years earlier, another scientist created a similarly poetic device; in this case, one which attempte...
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What Happens When You Spend Weeks, Months, or Years in Solitary Confinement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh1n_SS8Fi0 The loneliness and isolation of quarantine is nothing to laugh about, though we might have heard grim jokes about solitary confinement in the last few months. We’ve also seen overwrought comparisons of social distancing to prison. These are, I think, release valves for real pain. One hopes the harrowing experience of the pandemic will give Americans some compassion for the lives of prisoners, a shocking number of whom spend years, even decades,...
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The value of intergenerational relationships

With the rapid growth of modern medicine and awareness in lifestyle and environmental influences, individuals can live longer and healthier lives. Approximately 15.2 percent of the U.S. population consists of individuals 65 years and older. To make the added years of life expectancy fulfilling, older adults need to stay socially connected and involved. One key […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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22 Best Stocking Stuffers for College Students

'Tis the season for stocking stuffers.
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How Soy Sauce Has Been Made in Japan for Over 220 Years: An Inside View

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6bk_AGu5mw Soy sauce has figured into the cuisine of east Asia for more than two millennia. By that standard, the two-century-old Fueki Shoyu Brewing hasn’t been in the game long. But in running the operation today, Masatsugu Fueki can hardly be accused of failing to uphold tradition: he adheres to just the same practices for making soy sauce (shoyu, in Japanese) as the company’s founders did back in 1879. You can see the entire process in the Eater vide...
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"Schools Should Be the Last Things We Close, Not the First/Why do we keep asking children to bear the brunt of a lockdown?"

A NYT op-ed by Aaron E. Carroll. Carroll is a pediatrics professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Cases have definitely been more common in school-age children this fall. But when schools do the right things, those infections are not transmitted in the classroom. They’re occurring, for the most part, when children go to parties, when they have sleepovers and when they’re playing sports inside and unmasked.... The playbook for keeping schools as safe as possible has been understoo...
Tags: Europe, Education, Law, United States, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Aaron E Carroll Carroll, Indiana University School of Medicine Cases


Rubens’ Cupid Escapes His Painting & Flies Around Brussels Airport, Thanks to Projection Mapping Technology

Peter Paul Rubens’ zaftig beauties and plump little angels burst with health. His “powerful and exuberant style,” notes one analysis of his technique, “came to characterize the Baroque art of northern Europe.” Rubens’ name became synonymous with figures who were “realistic, fleshy and indeed corpulent… set in dynamic compositions that echo the grand organizations of the Renaissance masters.” An excellent example of such a composition is The Feast of Venus (1636), painted in the “ecstatic in...
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Teaching cannot live on technology alone

The assumption of digital fluency for staff and students threatens a socially just education system The post Teaching cannot live on technology alone appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Opinion, Digital Divide, Digital Education, Academics, Openaccess, COVID-19, Remote Learning, Remote Teaching


A wealthy businessman was charged with bribery over alleged payments of $1.5 million to get his sons into Harvard

Scott Eisen/Getty Images A wealthy businessman and the former Harvard fencing coach were arrested on Monday and charged with bribery.  Jie "Jack" Zhao paid Peter Brand, a total of $1.5 million to get his two sons into Harvard as fencing recruits.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A wealthy Maryland businessman and the former Harvard fencing coach were arrested and charged with bribery on Monday for giving and accepting $1.5 million to get the businessman two sons accept...
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A wealthy businessman was charged bribery over alleged payments of $1.5 million to get his sons into Harvard

Scott Eisen/Getty Images A wealthy businessman and the former Harvard fencing coach were arrested on Monday and charged with bribery.  Jie "Jack" Zhao paid Peter Brand, a total of $1.5 million to get his two sons into Harvard as fencing recruits.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A wealthy Maryland businessman and the former Harvard fencing coach were arrested and charged with bribery on Monday for giving and accepting $1.5 million to get the businessman two sons accept...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Law, College, Boston, Office, US, Trends, Harvard, Cambridge, Bribery, Globe, University Of Southern California, Boston Globe, Zhao



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